Electrification transforms the 2015 Kia Soul EV, already one of the automaker's best cars, into an excellent first entry into the small EV market and rockets it to the head of its class.
Kia electrifies the Soul compact with a positive eco-charge.
The Soul is the rock star of its class -- can Kia bring its winning ways to the EV? Brian Cooley gets behind the wheel and checks the tech.
The Honda Fit EV shows range similar to that of other compact electric cars on the market and drives well enough, but ultimately feels like a retrofit project car rather than a fully realized futuristic production vehicle.
The use of carbon fiber in the frame of the BMW i3 has many worried about high repair costs. BMW gives us an inside look at why it won't be so bad.
Is the 2013 Honda Fit EV a better ride than a golf cart? CNET's Brian Cooley test drives the all-electric Fit and checks the tech.
Honda gives its versatile Fit model the EV treatment, a clean-running and efficient drivetrain with a potent sport mode.
Owning a battery-powered electric vehicle is no good if you have nowhere to charge it. BMW and VW are working with Chargepoint to give you plenty more choices in the US.
Like other electric cars, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV offers limited usage scenarios due to its range, but its drivetrain is ultraefficient and surprisingly powerful.
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